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mule's ears
Wyethia helenioides 2.jpg
Wyethia helenioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae[1]
Genus: Wyethia

Wyethia is a genus of North American flowering plants in the sunflower family.[2][3][4]

These plants are commonly referred to as mule's ears. They are short, low to the ground golden-rayed wildflowers that resemble miniature sunflowers. The genus is named for an early explorer of the western United States, Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, 1802–1856.[5]

  1. Wyethia amplexicaulis - northern mule's ears, black sunflower - WA OR ID MT NV WY UT CO
  2. Wyethia angustifolia - California compassplant, narrowleaf wyethia - WA OR CA
  3. Wyethia arizonica - Arizona mule's ears - AZ NM UT CO
  4. Wyethia cusickii - OR ID NV
  5. Wyethia glabra - Coast Range mule's ears - CA
  6. Wyethia helenioides - gray mule's ears, whitehead mule's ears - CA
  7. Wyethia helianthoides - sunflower mule's ears - OR ID NV WY MT
  8. Wyethia longicaulis - Humboldt mule's ears - CA
  9. Wyethia mollis - woolly mule's ears - CA OR NV
  10. Wyethia × magna - CO NM
  11. Wyethia ovata - California, Baja California
  12. Wyethia robusta - Oregon
formerly included[1]

see: Agnorhiza Scabrethia Vigethia


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